John Denis Cramer

Private, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
70th Bn.
Service number: 5958458
Died 23 Mar 1943
Buried Willesden Jewish Cemetery, United Kingdom
Age 21

John was born as Hans Clemens on 15 December 1921 in Bonn, Germany to David Sally Cramer and Margarete (Grete) nee Steinberg and he had a younger brother Peter who died aged eight in Frankfurt and a younger sister Patricia.

After Hitler’s rise to power the family fled Germany arriving in England before 1939. The 1939 Register lists David as a company director of the Telephone Trading Company and an ARP warden.

John enlisted into the Army but died aged twenty-one in the University College Hospital in London. His death certificate states he died from Tuberculosis of the lungs and glands. He is buried alongside his parents at Willesden Jewish Cemetery.

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